you're a socialist in the same spirit that the nazis were...
In a democracy the collective can decide any issue
every time you say collective, another little piece of my hope for humanity dies.
you are all ego, no substance...
you are all ego, no substance...
of those who would place a certain or nearly certain massive cost onto the collective to produce a copy of human who would certainly or nearly certainly never contribute to the collective.... absolutely .
Yes rl but in 1945 the US was the only nuclear power. Why did you not wipe the Soviets out during the Cold War?
Ex-Republicans claim Fla. GOP suppressed Democratic vote
By Rachel Rose Hartman, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 9 hrs ago
Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer has been claiming for months that state party members engineered a new law to suppress voter turnout, falsely touting voter fraud concerns to advance their mission. Now, other former Republicans and consultants are backing Greer up, The Palm Beach Post reports.
Greer, who is under indictment and accused of funneling campaign funds from the Republican Party, has been claiming that state Republicans supported a law (HB 1355)—which, in part, curtailed early voting—simply as a means to stymie the Democratic vote.
Staff and consultants "never came in to see me and tell me we had a (voter) fraud issue," Greer told the newspaper. "It's all a marketing ploy."
Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, GOP consultant Wayne Bertsch and one unnamed consultant now tell the newspaper that state Republicans and consultants were actively seeking ways to suppress Democratic turnout following the 2008 election.
"I know that the cutting out of the Sunday before Election Day was one of their targets only because that's a big day when the black churches organize themselves," the anonymous longtime GOP consultant told the newspaper.
State officials continue to discredit Greer as a disgruntled former Republican. Greer, in a deposition filed against the party this summer, accused leaders of working to suppress black turnout and made other damning claims.
Crist is also regarded as an enemy of the GOP following his party switch, his decision to back President Barack Obama for re-election this year, and his subsequent attacks on his former party. This past summer, Crist lambasted the Florida GOP for backing new laws that applied more restrictive voter ID requirements.
Republicans claim that Greer was not privy to the alleged meetings, that the discussions that he claimed took place never happened, and that the GOP did not seek to suppress turnout—a potentially illegal act.
As President Obama pitches his plans to the middle class, it occurs to me that he might be one of the most savvy political operators we’ve encountered in a long time. What is more, his long-term significance might be to have presided over a dramatic paradigm shift regarding how the voters view political parties.
Prior to the killing of Obama bin Laden, the Republican Party had, for decades, enjoyed an advantage on national security and foreign policy. For decades, Democrats wore the label of weak on defense like an Albatross around the collective necks of their candidates. That seems to have ended.
Obama mitigated — and possibly even reversed — the Republican advantage. And if Democrats are able to sustain it post-Obama, one could argue that Obama truly changed the trajectory of politics — in a way that even transcends the mere passage of his sweeping health care legislation.
If foreign policy wasn’t enough, President Obama might now be attempting to redefine the Democratic Party as the party of middle class tax cuts.
At least, that’s what some conservatives predict. As conservative talk show host Michael Medved warns,
Quote:Michael Medved@Medved: Once off the fiscal cliff,Dems will push instantly to restore Bush rates for middle class ONLY,claiming new status as the tax-cutting party. 27 Nov 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite
It would be truly ironic if adherence to Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge allowed Democrats to pull off such a flanking maneuver. Norquist, after all, has always argued that it is important for the GOP to won the tax cut “brand.”
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/28/is-obama-trying-to-redefine-democratic-party-as-the-party-of-tax-cuts/#ixzz2DXg1xfGq